Positive Communication

Event Description This module is for anyone who wants to develop skills in positive communication with people with dementia. The module explores the positive impact of successful communication whilst providing the opportunity to develop new communication techniques that can help people with dementia to express themselves. The module also looks at how to respond when a person with dementia is expressing a different reality and how to avoid causing distress.

Module 7 of the Open Dementia Suite from the Alzheimer's Society and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Training Objectives The aim of this module is to introduce you to the ways you can help people with dementia to communicate. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt in this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise factors that can impact on successful communication
  • Acquire some new communication techniques that you can use to help people with dementia to express themselves and understand what we are saying
  • Acquire a better understanding of how to respond when a person with dementia is expressing a different reality
  • Identify how to avoid causing distressing situations by recognising and responding to clues about the needs of the person with dementia
    Course Pre-Requisites The Learning and Development Gateway will not record your progress or score from this module. Please be aware that when you close this module your scores will be lost. If you wish to keep evidence of your scores we suggest that you take a screen grab of the assessment page by carrying out the following steps:

  • On the results screen press Alt+Print Screen on your keyboard
  • Open Microsoft Word
  • Press Ctrl+V on your keyboard
  • Your results screen will now appear in Word

  • If you need any help carrying out these steps please call the Corporate Learning and Development Helpdesk while your results are onscreen on 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Course Instructions You may have to allow pop-ups for this online module. If you need help in doing this, please contact Corporate Learning and Development's helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Online Learning Course Category Adult Services 
    Subject Areas Wellbeing, General Care, Dementia 
    Target Audience WSCC Staff, PVI Sector - Adults, Health Care, Care Homes, Adult Services 
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 20-30 minutes At your desk